Of all the items in the unworn challenge, this skirt was the only item that wasn't worn within the set time frame (pre-clothes-swap). But I had it all planned out and knew exactly how I would wear it, so I made an exception. Rules are meant to be broken, right?
The reason why this hadn't been worn before was because it fit my hips, not my waist which wasn't as flattering as I wanted it to be. I (finally) altered it myself by hand-stitching the waistband in such a way that it just looks like a pleat in the back. Hand-stitching anything - even as poorly as I do it - can take (me) a long time. So when I got it all done and was quite happy with the result, it was a real bummer that it was then a little too tight. Too lazy to re-stitch it and unable to wear to work (because I sit all day, and am a big fan of breathing), I decided if I was going to wear it, it would have to be for church where I stand most of the time.
I like this skirt a lot - the (new) fit, style, fabric, color/pattern, and pockets. But don't ask my ribcage if it feels the same. It doesn't.
A few more Minnesota fashion events to add to the list:
of Venus & Gaia, the fall collection runway shows
I wish could attend them ALL!